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Newly licensed R.I. cannabis dispensary secures $5M loan from Colorado lender

PROVIDENCE – A Massachusetts-based marijuana retailer with plans to open a dispensary in Rhode Island recently secured a $5 million loan to support its...
A WORKER AT Mammoth Inc., one of the state’s licensed cannabis cultivators, tends to the marijuana plants at its Warwick location. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Discussions about marijuana sales now move to local level

Rhode Island may have legalized recreational marijuana, but now the debate will begin among local municipal officials about where that marijuana will be sold. While...

Warwick cannabis producer announces partnership with Colorado company

WARWICK – On the heels of the state legislature last month voting to legalize recreational marijuana, producer and distributor Hangar 420 is expanding its...

With recreational marijuana legal, industry scrambles to prepare for Dec. 1...

PROVIDENCE – The countdown is on for recreational marijuana, with six months until existing medical marijuana stores can start selling to adult users. Some proponents...
RHODE ISLAND business leaders say the new recreational marijuana law provies enough protections for employers to create workplace drug policies suitable for their individual companies. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Business community accepts R.I. cannabis act

After years of fighting against the legalization of recreational marijuana use, many Rhode Island business leaders say they’re now satisfied with parts of the...

R.I. becomes 19th state to legalize recreational marijuana

PROVIDENCE – With the stroke of Gov. Daniel J. McKee's pen on Wednesday, Rhode Island became the 19th state to legalize and regulate recreational...

Recreational marijuana bill on fast track to passage after key GA...

PROVIDENCE – Lawmakers are fast-tracking a proposal to legalize and sell recreational marijuana, with committees in both chambers of the R.I. General Assembly approving...

Recreational marijuana bill appears poised for passage with compromise reached

PROVIDENCE – Lawmakers appear to have ironed out their differences over how to regulate recreational marijuana, striking a compromise in amended legislation unveiled by...
A LEGAL SUBSTANCE: Dried hemp plants are sorted and trimmed at Hepworth Farms in Milton, N.Y. New York’s first 100 to 200 retail cannabis licenses will be solely for people with marijuana-related convictions or their immediate family. / AP FILE PHOTO/SETH WENIG

N.Y.’s first marijuana sales licenses will go to people with pot...

ALBANY, N.Y. – The first licenses to sell recreational marijuana in New York will go to people who were casualties of the war on...
THE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA LEGISLATION introduced in the General Assembly on March 1 could bring in $20 million annually in state tax revenue, but supporters say the payoff could be much bigger. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Supporters of legalized cannabis touting the financial benefits

State leaders are banking on $18 million to $20 million in additional tax revenue annually if the recently introduced legislation to legalize recreational marijuana...

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